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Language: English
Wordcount: 13,046 / 45 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.2
LoC Category: PN
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forcibly entered it, for the purpose of defiling its altar with the bones of corpses. Several of his companions, less agile than he, had been caught and beheaded.

From the tetrarch's balcony, the temple was visible through an opening between two hills. The sun, now fully risen, shed a dazzling splendour on its walls of snowy marble and the plates of purest gold that formed its roof. The structure shone like a luminous mountain, and its radiant purity indicated something almost superhuman, eclipsing even its suggestion of opulence and pride.

Mannaeus stretched out his powerful arm towards Zion, and, with clenched fist and his great body drawn to its full height, he launched a bitter anathema at the city, with perfect faith that eventually his curse must be effective.

Antipas listened, without appearing to be shocked at the strength of the invectives.

When the Samaritan had become somewhat calmer, he returned to the subject of the prisoner.

"Sometimes he grows excited," said he, "then he longs to



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Author of the Day

Quinn Coleridge
Quinn Colebridge is more at ease with the surreal than the pragmatic. Showing up at a sales meeting would give her hives, but creating unknown worlds is a cinch - with stories that may feature a demigoddess, ghosts and other creatures. As our Author of the Day, Colebridge chats about her characters, world building and introduces us to her bestseller in the Gaslamp Fantasy genre - Veritas.
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